Zach Mettenberger won’t throw any touchdown passes or take any handoffs for LSU in the Outback Bowl vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes after his ACL tear ended his season prematurely, but that hasn’t stopped the senior quarterback from taking Anthony Jennings under his wing.
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“I’m still a part of this team,” the senior quarterback said. “I’m still a leader. I’m just trying to mentor him, make this transition as easy as possible. “If that means showing him a tip in the film room or encouraging him in practice, that’s what I’m doing.”
This is further proof of the development and maturation that Mettenberger has undergone in the past year especially and during his time at LSU. The guy is a bonafide leader and that will serve him well in the NFL.
It would have been easy for Mettenberger to mentally check out as well once his physical game was stolen from him when his season came to an end toward the close of the game vs. the Arkansas Razorbacks, so this is a testament to his leadership and character.